Go Further with Food – National Nutrition Month

Every March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month. The focus of NNM 2018 is Go Further with Food, which emphasizes the importance of making wise choices for your individual needs and reducing food waste by planning ahead. Going further with food means meal planning, not meal plans. Lucy and I often…

Debunking the myth: all things are good in moderation

Monday, January 22, 2018 Ever catch yourself thinking “oh I shouldn’t…” or I just can’t have one [insert food with no brakes]. Yep, we’ve all been there. It varies depending on a person’s taste preference and often what they grew up eating. A few I hear commonly include, potato chips, cashews, ice cream, cheese, or…

2 steps to shake-off added sugar

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 But it’s a holiday! Birthday! Vacation! Or we’re celebrating! The fact is, there is always a good excuse to eat unbalanced food – especially sugar. As we wrap up another year and holiday season, it is a good opportunity to press the reset button and take a closer look at our…

Should you go vegetarian?

That’s a fantastic question. If you feel compelled to go vegetarian, it likely means that you care about your health. We love that about you! You also may realize that eating more plants can help you live longer and fight off disease. We think it’s awesome that you want to eat healthier and that you…

What the heck is Well-Balanced eating anyway?

Kristen and I talk a lot about eating well-balanced, but unless you have sat down with us or heard the Well-Balanced Plate talk you may be wondering… what does that mean? Below you will find a picture of the well-balanced plate, which was created to visually represent a balanced meal or snack. After reading countless…

Sometimes it’s a simple solution

Monday, May 15, 2017 There are so many diets, research articles, and ideas it can become overwhelming to try and choose the healthiest diet for you and your family. Kristen and I have talked about many different diets, and you know it’s our well-balanced mission to help people ditch the diet mentality and make it simple. …

Easy Morning Egg, Potato and Zucchini Cups

Confession. Until recently, I have been eating upside down. No, not eating while standing on my head – that would be an interesting site. Ha. I mean that I was eating more calories at the end of the day than at the beginning. For a few weeks, I failed to give breakfast the attention it…

Is your fridge your friend or foe? 6 healthy fridge-hacks

Your food environment can set you up for success or it can make healthy living a struggle. Last week, we gave you a checklist for your countertops and your pantry. In part TWO of the spring cleaning series, we have a checklist for your FRIDGE. It’s all about visibility and convenience. The most visible foods are the…

Protein-Rich Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

I love eggs for breakfast. With just the right amount of protein and fat, they are satisfying and delicious until… the burnout. Have you ever grown tired of eggs? What about your family? Maybe you make a not-so-great batch of eggs one morning and your 4-year-old then declares that she no longer likes eggs. Sigh. Only…

What’s for dinner? 8 chicken-free dinner ideas

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Because it was free range. Hearing about people’s diets is one of my favorite parts of being a dietitian. I sure do hear about a lot of baked chicken! Of course, people tend to highlight what they consider to be the healthy parts of their diet…